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Kennedy Ryan is a web producer at KTLA.

Kennedy has 30 years of experience covering local news in the Los Angeles area.


Recent Articles
  • Police were investigating a hit-and-run crash that claimed the life of a woman in her 50s in North Hollywood on Feb. 27, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Woman Struck, Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver in North Hollywood

    Police were searching for the driver of a light-colored truck who struck and killed a woman Friday night while she was crossing a residential street in North Hollywood. The crash occurred around 8:25 p.m. on Saticoy Street near Lemp Avenue, according to Sgt. Howard Choy with the Los Angeles Police Department. The driver fled the scene in a truck described as a white or silver, late-model Toyota Tacoma, LAPD Capt. John McMahon said. The victim was identified only as a […]

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    Teen Allegedly Coaxed Depressed Boyfriend Into Killing Himself; Tweets About Missing Him

    A Massachusetts teenager was facing a charge of involuntary manslaughter after allegedly encouraging her boyfriend to kill himself. Conrad Roy, 18, died of carbon monoxide poisoning while sitting in his truck behind a K-Mart last summer in Fairhaven, according to Boston TV station WBZ-TV. Roy’s cell phone was found next to his body and showed he had been text messaging with his girlfriend Michelle Carter right up until his death, the station reported. Investigators told the station that at one […]

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    Foster Dad Sentenced to Prison for Raping, Molesting and Abusing 6 Girls in His Care: OC DA’s Office

    A 68-year-old foster parent was sentenced Friday to 18 years to life in state prison for sexually abusing six young girls during a period of six years before a relative found evidence of the crimes recorded on a memory card and called police. Felipe Hernandez, 68, pleaded guilty on Feb. 13 to multiple felony counts including; forcible lewd acts, unlawful sexual intercourse, oral copulation of a minor, sexual penetration by a foreign object and possession and control of child pornography, […]

  • A special-needs kitten who was at risk of being euthanized is learning how to get around despite her limitations thanks to a specially designed wheelchair. (Credit: Valley Cats Inc.)

    Four-Wheel Buggy Give Special-Needs Kitten Second Chance at Life

    A kitten born with a condition that makes it impossible to walk is learning how to get around despite her limitations thanks to a specially designed buggy. “Tumbelina” suffers from cerebellar hypoplasia, according to Valley Cats Inc. in Woodland Hills. She has the will to move, but not the ability, according to rescuers who compare her to Stephen Hawking; a brilliant mind trapped in a body that can’t keep up. The rescue organization stepped in to save Tumbelina who was […]

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    Fresno Couple Married 67 Years Dies Side-by-Side, Holding Hands

    A Central California couple died just as they had spent their 67 years of marriage — side-by-side and holding hands. Floyd Hartwig, 90, and his wife Violet, 89, died within five hours of each other at their own home in the community of Easton on Feb. 11, according to the Fresno Bee. The couple, who had known each other since elementary school, spent their last hours lying in separate hospital beds that had been pushed together so they could hold […]

  • Detectives investigate a double stabbing in Baldwin Park that left a man dead and a teenage girl hospitalized on Feb. 26, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Stabbed to Death in Baldwin Park; Teenage Girl Wounded

    Detectives were investigating a double stabbing in Baldwin Park on Thursday night that left a man dead and a teenage girl hospitalized. Officers from the Baldwin Park Police Department received a call around 5:26 p.m. about an injured person at a residence on the 4700 block of Maine Avenue. Arriving officers found an 18-year-old girl on the front porch suffering from what appeared to be stab wounds, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. She […]

  • Jose Alfredo Gradilla-Cuevas was accused in a series of sexual batter incidents near Cal State Fullerton. (Credit: Fullerton Police)

    La Habra Man Accused in Series of Groping Incidents After Allegedly Being Caught in the Act

    A 21-year-old La Habra man was arrested Tuesday in connection with a series of sexual battery incidents against women over the past several months near Cal State Fullerton, police announced Wednesday. In all of the incidents, reported between August 2014 and February 2015, the suspect was accused of groping the private parts of his victims and then running away, according to a news release from the Fullerton Police Department. During their search for the unknown suspect, detectives spotted Jose Alfredo […]

  • Olivia Culbreath appeared at an arraignment hearing in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom on Feb. 25, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Fontana Woman Pleads Not Guilty to Six Counts of Murder in Deadly Wrong-Way Crash

    A 22-year-old Fontana woman accused of killing six people while driving the wrong way on the 60 Freeway in Diamond Bar last year pleaded not guilty for a second time Wednesday after a judge determined she was eligible to face murder charges. Olivia Carolee Culbreath appeared at an arraignment hearing in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom Wednesday wearing a hospital gown and handcuffed to a wheelchair. Culbreath was initially charged with six counts of murder on Feb. 13, 2014. During […]

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    Two Found Dead in Possible Murder-Suicide in Beverly Hills

    Police in Beverly Hills were investigating a possible murder-suicide on Wednesday night after a man and woman were found dead of apparent gunshot wounds. Officers received a call around 4:24 p.m. from a residence in the 300 block of S. Elm Drive, according to Lt. Lincoln Hoshino with the Beverly Hills Police Department. When they arrived, officers discovered the bodies of a man and a woman, Hoshino said. Both victims had been shot, he said. No other information was released.